Looking for Some Help With Your Gambling? Maybe You Need to Call for Help From the Gods of Gambling
For thousands of years we've enjoyed gambling and throughout history we've also been calling on the Gods for help. Even today there are those that pray for help, which is perhaps a little misguided but nevertheless we somehow feel much luckier if there is someone or something watching over what we do. It seems to make us more confident in taking a chance, maybe it's because we want to prove that fortune is on our side.
In ancient times people from various civilizations believed there were certain gods that ruled over the world of gambling. Ancient people believed in them and prayed to them for good fortune. Different civilizations believed in different Gods, so let's introduce a few of them to you here.
Who are the Gods of gambling?
Hermes is an Olympian god in Greek mythology and widely recognized as being the winged messenger of the gods. As well as being the Greek god of gambling he was also known for being a trickster and for his ability to outwit other gods for his own satisfaction as well as for mankind. He is said to have been able to move freely between mortal and divine world and conducted souls into the afterlife. His father was the ruler of the Greek gods, Zeus. In Roman mythology he is known as the Roman god Mercury.
Thoth is the Egyptian God of knowledge, the Moon, measurement, records, thought, intelligence, magic, secrets and much more. He was a very busy god there's no doubt as he was also the Egyptian god of gambling. With attributes much the same as Hermes he is recognized for being the creator of magic, the messenger of the gods, the inventor of writing and also for being the divine keeper of records and as a mediator. One of the Egyptian myths tells of how he was able to earn 5 extra days by gambling with the moon. The game played was a dice game and he was playing in order to help the sky goddess Nut have her children.
This is the Aztec god of art, games, dance, flowers, beauty and gambling. He took a human girl as his wife and had a twin sister named Xochiquetzal. Also know for being one of the gods for fertility and agricultural produce, he had links with the god of rain as well as the god of maize.
Nezha is the Chinese patron of gamblers. It is said that he has a mischievous character that allows him to give winning numbers to lottery winners. But he is better known in his other guises as Nataku or Nata, a half-mortal war god that has featured in Japanese animations.
Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. She is also the wife and energy of Vishnu. It is believed by Hindus that those who sincerely worship her will be blessed with future success and fortune. She is worships as part of the Diwali celebrations and many then go on to gamble and spend huge amounts of money because they believe they will be blessed.
This is the gambling god of the Navajo and is also called the Great Gambler. He is the son of sun god Tsohanai. He came down to Earth and various tribes received lessons in his gambling games. The power he had led him to beat everyone in the games of chance and for his winnings he chose to enslave people and get them to build a city in his honor.